Wednesday, May 9, 2012

NSW Cricket Umpires Training Course 2012

NSW Cricket have a training course on the Laws of Cricket for prospective umpires scheduled for Armidale on the weekend of 19th & 20th May, the venue TBA.

Details are:
· Dates – 19th & 20th May
· Times – Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 9am to 4pm
· Venue – Armidale (specific location to be advised)
· Cost – $35 per participant – this includes the Laws of Cricket and all resource materials (course is free for members of NSWCUSA)
· Course content – Laws of Cricket
· Comment – successful completion of the course will see the participant become a qualified Level 2 cricket umpire. The course is designed for prospective umpires, coaches, administrators, parents and even players who may just want to learn more about the Laws of the game they play and love. The course will count as RPL for Level 2 cricket coaches. All are welcome to register and attend the course which is interactive and uses relevant television footage from international matches to aid the teaching of the Laws.
· Presenters – the course presenters will be Accredited Trainers from NSW Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association.

To register, please contact Simon Hood  0423 470 357 or Sam Rees 0421 599 148.

City United Season Wrap Up 2011/12

What a big season it has been for the City United Cricket Club, both on and off the field.

Celebrations all around when 3rd Grade took out the One Day Grand Final soundly defeating Bective. And not to mention the mighty 4th Grade side going down to Bective in the grand final of the Two Day Competition in a tough battle fought right to the very end.

Off field, City United has been very active with fundraising activities for both local and national charities.

On 7th January, the 1st grade match between City United and Souths was played under lights on No. 1 Oval. Players wore yellow armbands and gave donations to the “Call to Arms”, an initiative of the Cancer Council of NSW to raise awareness of men’s cancer.

On 18th February, City held a chicken & champagne evening at Cricket House as part of the “Pink Stumps Day” campaign run by the McGrath Foundation. Sponsors gladly donated prizes for a raffle which helped raise valuable funds to assist with placement of breast care nurses.

Finally conducting a raffle to raise funds for the David Rixon Memorial Fund. Cricket NSW kindly donated a bat autographed by the NSW Speed Blitz Blues team of 2011/12. The raffle was drawn at City United’s presentation on 14th April and was won by Terry Kampe.

Photo taken of cheque being presented.

From left – Sgt. Martin Burke from the Tamworth Police; Nikki Hansen, secretary of City United Cricket Club and Damon Sullivan, Secretary/Manager of the Tamworth City Bowling Club (a major sponsor of City United).